Saturday, January 7, 2017
BOOK REVIEW- HOOKED By Brenda Rothert
Miranda: Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper. Then he starts flirting with me. Only I’m not flirting back . . . at least, I’m trying not to. Did I mention that he’s hockey’s hottest bad boy?
Jake: I’ve met the best woman at the worst possible time. Miranda is the fire to my ice—a sexy, charmingly candid spark who breaks down my walls and reminds me what it’s like to feel again. But I’m being forced to date my team owner’s daughter to keep my job, so I can’t be caught with Miranda. Still, we’re getting closer—until Miranda finds out about my “girlfriend.” And that’s not the only secret I’ve been keeping. But Miranda’s the one I want . . . even if she doesn’t believe me. AMAZON 4 STARS
I liked it with some reservations. The unusual plot was what got my interest. I did forget that the language that goes with the sports theme was going to be "rough" at times. That part I didn't like so much and usually don't. But if you can get past that, the conversations between Jake and Miranda were pretty funny. Mainly because she won't put up with his arrogance that shows up especially in the beginning. She isn't falling all over him, like most of the girl fans do. No, she makes him work for any time spent with her. Not in a mean way just in a no nonsense kind of way, she had boundaries and he ended up respecting her for it. The romance was good and there are a couple of scenes where sex is involved. The more I read the story, it made me wonder when everything was going to blow up and how it was going to happen.
At one point, I got to thinking about the Hailey situation, the pressure because she is the team owner's daughter. I'm thinking, "This is sexual harassment, maybe Jake could use that as a threat to get free." I guess the only problem with that is you have to have proof and it could other problems as well. I do like the way it was finally all worked out. And it had a good Epilogue, which I always like to see.
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.